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5 Places You Never Thought To Check for Mold Growth

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a tricky fungus that can grow in the most unlikely of places. Because of this, many commercial building owners go years before discovering established mold growth. Don’t let the mold in your building fester for that long, as it can be damaging to your building’s structure.

If you suspect that there is mold in your building but don’t know for certain, call in a St. George, UT, mold remediation team. A professional team can locate the source of hidden mold and implement remediation efforts to which you may not have access. Additionally, professionals know of all the best hiding spots:

• HVAC system drain pans
• Ductwork
• Carpet
• Ceiling tiles
• Wallboard


HVAC Systems and Ductwork


When an HVAC system is operating properly, air passes through the system’s coils and moisture condenses and accumulates in the pan. When it’s not operating properly, however, the condensation that should collect in the pan is carried downstream into your ductwork. As more moisture accumulates, the greater the risk of mold growth becomes. The problem may be located in the HVAC drain pan itself or within the duct lining materials.


Carpet


Depending on the source of your moisture problem, the carpet in your building may have significant water damage. If not cleaned and dried out properly, that damage can result in mold contamination and additional structural issues.


Ceiling Tiles


If the source of your issue is leaking pipes or a leaking roof, your ceiling tiles may be soaked with water. If humidity levels get high, those ceiling tiles may sprout mold, which could then infect other areas of your building, including insulation and wiring.


Wallboard


Your wallboard is a prime place for mold. If you smell mustiness but cannot find any signs of growth in your HVAC system, carpet or ceiling, it may be in your walls.

Mold growth develops quickly, especially in high humidity. If you suspect that there is some in your building, call your St. George, UT, mold remediation and cleanup team for help locating and eradicating the issue.

For more information, please visit us athttp://www.SERVPROstgeorge.com.

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